Our first step was to encourage President Joe Biden and President Xi Jinping to take decisive steps to develop agreements between the two nations that could guide the world into more radical commitments than have yet been considered. A committee has been formed, with high-level officials leading the two delegations. What now goes on in its meetings, we do not know. Yet, we hope!
Yet, these two countries will not be able to provide the joint leadership the world desperately needs, while devoting many billions of dollars annually to preparation for fighting each other. U.S. propaganda has so successfully demonized China for the American public that the one topic on which Democrats and Republicans agree is that we should spend vast sums to prepare for war.
We will remain keenly interested in actions at the national level. For example, we would feel a great relief if Biden would assure us that the U.S. will not take the lead in dropping nuclear bombs. Also, we believe the likelihood of a nuclear war would be greatly reduced if the American public were well informed. Even when convinced of China’s viciousness, most Americans do not want war with China – especially a nuclear war. If they were better informed, they could influence Congress against warlike provocations and encourage cooperation for the sake of our children, grandchildren, and generations beyond.